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    Re: gumming it instead of sucking

    I haven't had him checked specifically for T-T but LC didn't mention it either. She only focused on DS's weight loss and getting more food in him. I have a supplemental feeding system now but it only...
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    Re: gumming it instead of sucking

    I went and saw an LC but she did not addess the sucking problem. She was concerned with DS's weight loss and focused on how to get it back up. I still don't know how to get him to suck better. How do...
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    Re: gumming it instead of sucking

    the shield helps only in that I have less pain when he "bites" but the milk doesn't come out well so I stopped using it.

    my nipple comes out looking fairly symmetrical after nursing.

    At the...
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    Re: gumming it instead of sucking

    I'll be going in for the well baby check-up so I can ask her to show me the "nipple sandwich". There is some pain during the feeding but I figured it was from him gumming me. There is slightly less...
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    Re: gumming it instead of sucking

    he has been on the breast since birth but I did not realize at the time that it was not right (after 4 years I forgot the sensation). A nurse pointed it out to me when she put her finger in his...
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    gumming it instead of sucking

    since birth (4 days ago) DS has been gumming/biting the breast instead of sucking. LC said to use a breast sheild but it doesn't seem t be working and DS hates it. I know he has the ability to suck...
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